Belarus after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: The challenge of dual political identity

How to effectively separate the Belarusian society from the regime when taking sanctions measures? Will the independence of Belarus survive international isolation left alone with an expansionist Russia?

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Guests

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader of Democratic Belarus

Radoslaw Sikorski, Chair of the EU-US delegation, European Parliament, former Foreign and Defense Minister of Poland

Chaired by

Pavel Slunkin, Visiting Fellow, Wider Europe Programme, ECFR

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and Lukashenka’s complicity in the war have caused new challenges for the democratic Belarus society. How do Belarusians feel about the war and which side do they support? Is the political crisis still ongoing in Belarus and what forms is it taking? How to effectively separate the Belarusian society from the regime when taking sanctions measures? Will the independence of Belarus survive international isolation left alone with an expansionist Russia?